This book describes what has taken place in British law-making over the recent decades. While the reader may consider or approve of the validity of sentimentality at the start, it is most unlikely they will agree with it if they make their way thorough the the whole book.
Some of the arguments are not of the soundbite-kind, and take several paragraphs to explain, again, a rare thing to read, since the attention span of many readers, educated recently, may be quite limited. The writer makes it quite clear that sentimentality has no place in law or the public sphere, no matter how that effects a victim. The law must indeed be blind, and seen to be blind.
The author shows how sentimentality has allowed the law to treat some citizens differently from others, mainly based on race. This is a long way from the aspirations of those who fought long and hard for equality in this country.
The fearful law on thought-crime (hating) is the ultimate sentimental doublethink, raising the aspect of race above all others, even murder or rape. The author correctly describes the inevitable consequences of such disasters on the social landscape, where everyone must self-censor out of thought crime fear.
Arguments are well made. It is rare to find such clear-thinking like this in these sentimental days